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Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, and CPT Global, a worldwide IT consulting services firm specializing in capacity planning, performance tuning and testing, have announced a partnership geared towards helping mainframe users maximize the performance of their systems as they compete in the digital economy. Specifically, CPT Global will use Compuware Strobe within their service offering as their preferred mainframe application performance monitoring and analysis tool…

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As a staunch believer in the value of the IBM mainframe ( and have been for the past 30 years), I eagerly look forward to BMC's Annual Mainframe Research Study. And the 2016 version does nothing but affirm my strong belief in the platform. The bottom line for me is their statement that the mainframe is indeed here to stay, based on their survey results which found that 89 percent of mainframe users predict its long-term viability. That's very strong!…

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BMC has announced Nayaki Nayyar as the company’s new President of Digital Service Management. Her hiring highlights the continued expansion of BMC’s Digital Service Management (DSM) leadership team in response to surging demand for digital services that enable IT to manage the complexity of multi-source environments, empower employees to operate at higher levels of productivity, and drive innovation with lines of business. …

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BM has announced innovations designed to help companies faced with an increasing list of applications and platforms that need to be managed and integrated with their SAP® ecosystem. Control-M, the market-leading application workload automation platform from BMC, now features support for SAP S/4HANA® and SAP Financial Closing cockpit (FCc.) By delivering the key capabilities necessary to drive SAP across the enterprise, BMC's Control-M for SAP solution automates the SAP workloads at the core of business operations around the world…

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GT Software, the distributor of Fujitsu NetCOBOL®, in conjunction with its partner Flexus, will host an upcoming webinar about its new joint solution for migrating Micro Focus Dialog System.  This presentation entitled, “Break Free from Micro Focus Dialog System Constraints,” will address the pain points that current users experience from this older, proprietary platform…

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Broadcom Limited and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a leader in Fibre Channel storage area network (“FC SAN”) switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt. Broadcom expects to fund the transaction with new debt financing and cash available on its balance sheet. Broadcom, with the support of Brocade, plans to divest Brocade’s IP Networking business, consisting of wireless and campus networking, data center switching and routing, and software networking solutions…

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